Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1

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School of Social Science


St Lucia

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Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Archaeological Science field of study.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science


Phone: 07 3365 1888

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Archaeological Science?

While commonly considered a humanities discipline, archaeology is increasingly empowered by scientific approaches and ways of thinking which have revolutionised research into globally significant issues such as human evolution and dispersal, the development of civilisation and human-environment relationships. You will study geography, earth science, biology, psychology in combination with core archaeology courses to develop your skills in scientific reasoning and provide you with strong multidisciplinary knowledge as the foundation for a career in this exciting field. UQ has the largest dedicated number of archaeological science teaching and research staff and is a recognised leader in this discipline in Australia.

The BSc Honours Field in Archaeological Science is designed to complement undergraduate study and together fulfil the minimum qualification for professional entry (following national benchmarks) to archaeology for science-based students, as well as research based higher degrees. Thesis research projects will be developed with collaborators from UQ's broader science community, thus deepening and extending existing collaborative research links across UQ.

What you can study

You can find more information about studying Honours in Archaeological Science.

There is no semester two entry available for Archaeological Science.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Archaeological Science field of study.

Employment opportunities

With your with highly developed skills in written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, scientific knowledge and interpersonal understanding, you will undertake research and consulting roles in a diversity of organisations including:

  • museums;
  • cultural bodies;
  • government departments;
  • educational and research institutions: and
  • in industries where environmental protection and management are key considerations.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.